1. Peter Doig, ‘Ski Jacket’, 1994
© Peter Doig / DACS 2016You’d imagine that Peter Doig, being a Scotsman who grew up in Canada, would know a thing or two about the white stuff, and you’d be right. Lots of his early paintings are little frozen, ice-bound moments in time. ‘Ski Jacket’ is based on a photo of people learning to ski in Japan, and features a swirl of stumbling, falling, awkward mountain amateurs. The cloud of white that drips down the canvas turns the whole thing into a blurred haze, a kind of washed-out, fading memory captured in paint – a childhood ski trip you can barely remember, maybe. That clash of nostalgia and slipperiness is what makes this so much more than just a painting of snow, or of skiers, it makes it into a proper, beautiful, metaphorical work of art. See it in Room 11 at Tate Modern.